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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 131- HCQS in Diabetes

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
19th June 2020
950: HCQS in diabetes
In 2014, hydroxychloroquine 400 mg got DCGI approval as additional indication as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control of patients on metformin, sulfonylurea combination in type 2 diabetes. Then why it cannot be given as a routine in all patients with metabolic syndrome with COVID evidence?... Read more »
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World Covid Meter 18th June - 213 Countries affected; Crosses 8 Million, Doubling Rate 8 days

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th June 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M by June 15. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time India 17 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Albumin binding function - A novel biomarker for early liver damage and disease progression in NAFLD

19th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A new study published in the journal Endocrine has suggested that albumin binding function represents a novel biomarker for early liver damage and disease progression in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)... Read more »

Derma Update

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Scabies is still a medical and social skin disorder in all age groups

19th June 2020 Dermatology
Approximately 200 million cases of scabies are reported worldwide every year in people of all age groups. Scabies is a parasitic skin disease that is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei. This study was a retrospective analysis of records of patients hospitalized with... Read more »

News From All Specialities

China needs to improve hygiene in markets after Beijing outbreak

19th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Suboptimal hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and vulnerabilities in its food supply chain need to be urgently focused on following a new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, said a leading body of the ruling Communist Party.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Herd immunity building, says ICMR

19th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Several studies have suggested that people are slowly building immunity towards the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A sero-surveillance study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently shown that seven of thousand people surveyed had been infected in the past,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Comorbidities Increase COVID-19 Deaths by Factor of 12

19th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
COVID-19 patients with an underlying condition appear to be 6 times as likely to be hospitalized and 12 times as likely to die, in comparison with those without such condition, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among those with underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes,...Read more »

More Data to Suggest Proning Helps COVID-19 Patients

19th June 2020 Pharmacists Pulmonary Medicine
Oxygenation was seen to improve in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 with severe hypoxemic respiratory failure when placed in the prone position, reported a small study in New York City. An hour after initiation, oxyhemoglobin saturation increased by a median 7 percentage points...Read more »
Practice Updates

Brief Intervention Linked with Lower Repeat Suicide Attempt

19th June 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
For patients who had attempted or were considering suicide, brief encounters with healthcare providers appeared to decrease the risk of subsequent suicide attempts and improved access to follow-up care, suggested a meta-analysis of 14 trials...Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Single-Pill Combination Therapy: Impact on Blood Pressure Control, Clinical Outcomes and Adherence

19th June 2020 Hypertension
It was the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension that incited the need for evidence supporting the use of single-pill combination (SPC) treatment over free-dosed therapy for the management of hypertension... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the violations in advertising in Indian Penal Code?

19th June 2020
Sec. 292(2) (d) of Indian Penal Code, 1860, makes it a punishable offence to publish, distribute, sell, hire or circulate any obscene advertisement.
Section 292 in The Indian Penal Code...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Prison vs Work

19th June 2020
Just in case you ever got these two mixed up, this should make things a bit more clear.
In PRISON you spend the majority of your time in an 8X10 cell.
At WORK you spend the majority of your time in a 6X8 cubicle...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A hemodynamically stable nulliparous patient with ectopic pregnancy has adnexal mass of 2.5 x 3 cm and Beta hCG titre of 1500 miu/ml. What modality of treatment is suitable for her?

19th June 2020
1. Conservative management.
2. Medical management...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Wet vs Dry winter

19th June 2020
The whole universe is made up of five elements, i.e. Air, Space, Fire, Water and Earth. These five elements are also responsible for formation of the human body as per Vedic principles. In our body, Air and Space components are responsible for different types of movement functions, Fire and Water elements for... Read more »

eSpiritual: Win Relationships and Not Arguments

19th June 2020
It is a well-known saying that when you are arguing with a wrong boss, you may win the argument but you may invariably lose the relationship and not argument. Lord Krishna was born after Lord Rama and Krishna taught us when to say ‘sorry’ even if you are not at fault...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Chinese Farmer

19th June 2020
There is a Chinese story of an old farmer who had an old horse for tilling his fields. One day the horse escaped into the hills and, when all the farmer’s neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’ A week later the horse returned with a herd of wild horses...Read more »

Medical Voice

‘India not to stop hydroxychloroquine treatment in mild cases'

19th June 2020
NEW DELHI: Indian health authorities have said that Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) would not be withdrawn as a treatment methodology for Covid-19 patients, arguing that the decision to use it was scientific, even as the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday withdrew emergency use of the prophylactic...Read more »


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Blood pressure control with cilnidipine treatment in Japanese post-stroke hypertensive patients

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